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Police: 'Masked bandits' at Oregon art gallery were four raccoons

By Ben Hooper
Police: 'Masked bandits' at Oregon art gallery were four raccoons
The four "masked bandits" photographed at an art gallery by Newport, Ore., police. Photo courtesy Newport Police Department/Facebook

NEWPORT, Ore., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Oregon police investigating a report of suspicious activity at an art gallery snapped a picture of the "masked bandits" -- a quartet of raccoons.

The Newport Police Department posted a picture to Facebook showing the four raccoons scaling a shelving unit at the Inscapes Gallery in Newport.

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"Four masked bandits burglarized Inscapes Gallery on SW Bay Blvd recently," the tongue-in-cheek caption read.

"Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity after midnight and cornered the suspects immediately upon entering the business. The suspects, known only by their street names of 'Home Dog,' 'Da Nails,' 'Squeaky Feets,' and '2-Toes Todd,' attempted to elude officers on scene. After a brief scuffle, all suspects were captured without further incident or injuries.

'Squeaky Feets' told officers they had no intention of taking anything from the gallery; they were only trying to straighten a few pieces of art on the wall. Tell it to the judge, 'Feets.' Tell it to the judge."

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